Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 29, 1-2 p.m.
9:48 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Politics of the Surgeon General

Mike Stobbe, national medical correspondent for The Associated Press, examines the mixed-up business of politics and the U.S. Surgeon General's office in, "Surgeon General's Warning: How Politics Crippled the Nation's Doctor."

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 29, 12-1 p.m.
9:43 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Last Best Cure

Journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The life of journalist and author Donna Jackson Nakazawa took a dramatic turn when she experienced numb limbs, muscle spasms, poor reflexes and a host of other medical problems. Stricken with Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that sent her into years of physical therapy and doctors’ visits, her life boiled down to basic survival. Things turned around for Nakazawa when she met a Johns Hopkins doctor who introduced her to mind-body therapies.

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9:06 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Sheltering Immigrant Children, MD’s Pension System, & A Proposed Sale Of City-Owned Parking Garages

Credit IMG_3990 by davidcolenutt2 via flickr

Maryland could soon provide shelter for thousands more of the Central American children who’ve been apprehended at the US Mexico border. Maryland’s pension system got a higher-than-expected return on its investments this year. Four parking garages in Baltimore could soon have new owners, under a proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Plus: pre-K funding, sewer line inspections, two railroad companies sue the Maryland Department of the Environment. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Federal Spending on Healthcare - 7/29/14

The growth in federal spending on healthcare will continue to decline as a proportion of the overall economy according to a recent report supplied by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.  The budget office stated in its annually produced 25-year forecast that federal spending on major healthcare programs would amount to 8 percent of gross domestic product by 2039, one-tenth of a percentage point lower than its previous projection.  With this latest revision, the Congressional Budget Office has now reduced its 10-year estimate for spending by Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs by 1 point two three trillion dollars starting in 2010, the year in which the Affordable Care Act took effect. 

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Radio Kitchen #1244
7:19 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Market Galette

July 29, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Market Galette

I've has become a big fan of taking vacations in Normandy, France.  There is something about the gentle Norman countryside that really appeals to me, and believe me you do eat well over there.  And one of the most popular items in Normandy threw Jerry a curve ball the first time I ever mentioned it, and that is the galette. 

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The Signal
12:44 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Living Chapters, Spare Rooms, and the Amazing Linotype

Beth Barbush, at the WYPR studios

Community artist Beth Barbush hands her life-story over to her friends; Matthew Bowden discusses his film, “Spare Rooms”; and Ray Loomis demonstrates the mechanical marvels of the Linotype.

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
11:38 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Fear of Food

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 28, 1-2 p.m.
9:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement

With the baby boomer generation hitting retirement age, more organizations are reaching out to seniors for volunteers.

As the population of retirees increases, more organizations are turning to seniors for volunteers. A talk about the mutual benefits to the community and to the health of retirees who volunteer. Our guests: Bill Romani, director of AARP Experience Corps. of Baltimore ; Dora Tapp, a local volunteer with Experience Corps; and Hal Handley, a former senior vice president with McCormick & Co. recently named "Volunteer of the Decade" by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 28, 12-1 p.m.
9:07 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes

According to a new study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University, fewer Americans are suffering strokes.

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do are now less likely to die from them, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Our guests: Two of the report's co-authors, Josef Coresh, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Rebecca Gottesman, associate professor of neurology. Original air date 7/16/14

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Reducing Federal Drug Sentences

Credit flickr/smath

Sheilah talks with James Wyda, Federal Public Defender in Maryland

About 100,000 people are incarcerated for federal drug crimes in the United States. The crimes could be “manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute” to “acting as a principal administrator, organizer or leader of a continuing criminal enterprise.” Those convicted of federal drug crimes can serve anywhere from a year to life in prison. A little over a week ago, when the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to reduce federal drug sentences, about half of those 100,000 offenders became eligible to have their sentences reviewed by a judge…which means that there is a possibility that their sentences could be reduced.

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